Tuesday 26 August 2008

What's In a Name?

So, what is in a name? Well, a bit of confusion, in the case of Ian Sansom's Mobile Library series. A dedicated error checker left an interesting comment at my Mr Dixon Disappears review. It concerned what Amazon were marketing as the fourth book in Sansom’s series starring Israel Armstrong, the librarian detective. In Mike’s words –

“Oh, by the way, for anyone thinking of ordering Ian Sansom's 'The Book Stops Here', just be aware that it is actually Mobile Library book 3 -- 'The Delegates' Choice' -- renamed.”

Nice catch, Mister Stone.

I double checked with the gentlemanly Mr Sansom himself and he has confirmed that it is indeed the same book. He has also informed his publisher, so it all worked out all right in the end.

We’re all about getting things done here at CSNI.


Michael Stone said...

Just call me hawkeye.

Gerard Brennan said...

Sure thing, Hawkeye. You've earned it.


adrian mckinty said...

Can I be Hot Lips?

Gerard Brennan said...

Adrian - Dunno, man. You've to earn a name like that, and frankly, I'm not sure what you could do to earn it!